bantamweight

noun ban·tam·weight \ -ˌwāt \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of bantamweight

: a boxer in a weight division having a maximum limit of 118 pounds for professionals and 119 pounds for amateurs — compare featherweight, flyweight

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1884

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Definition of bantamweight for English Language Learners

  • : a fighter in a class of boxers who weigh from 112 to 119 pounds (51 to 54 kilograms)


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